Palm Beach came out of the gate swinging. The first 4 Cardinals that came to the plate scored. Unfortunately for Palm Beach they only were only able to push one more run across despite amassing 11 hits and 6 walks in the game.
Marco Gonzales made an impressive start fanning 7 and only walking 1 in 6 innings. Gonzales has racked up 19 strikeouts against 4 walks in 17.2 innings on the season.
The bullpen was unable to make the lead stand up for Palm Beach. With 2 outs and a 4 run lead in the 9th the Cardinals allowed a St. Lucie rally that tied the game. St. Lucie won the game with a sac fly off of Mitch Harris in the 12th.
Kenneth Peoples-Walls singled in a run in the bottom of the first to give Peoria a lead they would not relinquish, as the Peoria pitching staff was able keep Cedar Rapids off of the board until the 9th.
Nick Petree had another strong start. His walk total has been a little high so far this season, but he has struck out over a batter an inning.
Kenneth Peoples-Walls now has four stolen bases on the season. He has four more stolen bases than he has walks.